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Designing a Safe and Effective Spring

Designing a Safe and Effective Spring

In order to design the right spring for your project, many factors come into play. One of the most important things that affects the spring’s design is its usage and expected stress. Stress and stress range govern the life of a spring, making spring stress a...

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Producing Prototypes On Demand

Producing Prototypes On Demand

During the design cycle, you will need to see your product in action. With certain specifications required, one of the most essential steps is to design and build a prototype. This prototype will be used for real-world testing, and you will learn what needs to be...

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How a Snap Ring Is Designed to Meet the Highest Standards

How a Snap Ring Is Designed to Meet the Highest Standards

Snap rings, also referred to as retaining rings, are fasteners that hold components or assemblies onto a shaft or in a housing/bore when installed. These fasteners are essential in operations for keeping parts in place, and their design is purposefully engineered for...

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Creating More Value With Fewer Resources

Creating More Value With Fewer Resources

Mid-West Spring and Stamping strives for continuous improvement, while also eliminating waste in the workplace. That commitment began two decades ago and we have never looked back. Our Lean Manufacturing program involves a mindset that demands constant vigilance and...

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Extending the Life of Your Extension Springs

Extending the Life of Your Extension Springs

Designed with a hook or loop on each end, extension springs make it possible to connect many mechanisms across many industries. Like all springs, heavy duty extension springs store and absorb energy, however extreme stress will limit their performance. To get the most...

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Custom Metal Stamping Services Designed With Precision

Custom Metal Stamping Services Designed With Precision

Manufacturers rely on metal stamping services to help complete their projects. Components are required across several industries, such as automotive, aerospace, medical, as well as countless other markets all across the world. The market is also quick to evolve,...

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Is it Possible to Fix a Spring After It Takes Set?

Is it Possible to Fix a Spring After It Takes Set?

Springs are put through only a specific amount of stress. If a spring is compressed, extended, or torqued too far, it will fail or even break. Being pushed beyond its limit means that the spring takes a set, or has exceeded its elastic limit.  Because a single spring...

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